Cambridgeshire Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind (CPSL Mind) was delighted to receive an £820 donation from Adam Waugh, a local man from Manea who raised the money by hosting a 70s disco.
The event took place at the Manea village hall on 30th September and was attended by over 130 people. The evening was a great success, with money being raised through tickets sales and a raffle.
Adam Waugh from Manea said, “As an underground train driver I know a colleague who has witnessed a person complete suicide and I sadly know someone who took their own life. Suicide is a big issue and more work needs to be done to help prevent these tragedies. We need to encourage more people to seek professional help when they need it. CPSL Mind helps support local people who have mental health problems and it felt appropriate to fundraise on their behalf.”
Zoe Doherty, Fundraiser for CPSL Mind commented, “In 2015 6,188 suicides were registered in the UK. One element of our work is our STOP Suicide campaign which seeks to empower communities and individuals across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to help stop suicides by being alert to the warning signs, asking directly about suicide and helping those who are feeling suicidal to stay safe. We are extremely grateful to Adam for organising such a fantastic event and the money raised will go towards providing help and support to people who are recovering from mental health problems.”
If you would like to know more about CPSL Mind’s STOP Suicide campaign – please got to www.stopsuicidepledge.org.